Together we can make wetland conservation and restoration a national and global priority
Healthy wetlands store carbon and water, reduce emissions, support 40% of biodiversity and provide for life.
Let’s stand up and recognise the #PowerofWetlands.
Over the coming months, world leaders will make decisions that will shape the future of the planet. Countries are updating their commitments to the Paris Agreement, when they pledged to keep global warming below 2°C and help society adapt to the worst impacts of climate change.
It’s vital we meet this global target. Healthy wetlands can help us achieve this. Wetland conservation and restoration must be part of climate action plans.
Join the youth dialogue
Wetlands International and Youth Engaged in Wetlands invite you – and if you’re involved in one – your youth network, to participate in an online dialogue on wetlands and action on climate change. From this, the aim will be to develop a plan to call on countries to include wetlands in their ‘Nationally Determined Contributions’.
‘Wetlands and Climate Action’ will take place on the 19 October, 2020. You’ll get a chance to hear from experts on the role of wetlands in climate action as well as the chance to share your perspectives and views on making wetlands a priority in national climate plans.
Make a donation
Right now, wetlands around the world are under pressure, whether from drainage, wildfires or over-exploitation. Support Wetlands International’s work in ensuring these ecosystems can keep their powers.
WETLANDS INTERNATIONAL IS THE ONLY GLOBAL NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANISATION DEDICATED TO THE CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION OF WETLANDS.
A world where wetlands are treasured and nurtured for their beauty, the life they support and the resources they provide.
To inspire and mobilise society to safeguard and restore wetlands for people and nature.
#PowerofWetlands has been made possible by the Dutch National Postcode Lottery